I’m watching a compilation of “the 15 worst fails from Presidential Debates” and I’m trying to figure out exactly what was so bad about, for instance…
Michael Dukakis’s response to the question about the death penalty: it was a fucking loaded question, what was he supposed to do, tear his shirt open and pound his chest? Why did people deride him as “emotionless” for responding in a collected and reasonable manner to this outrageously stupid question?
James Stockdale saying “who am I? What am I doing here?” - it was A JOKE. He opened with a joke, the crowd laughed, what exactly is the problem here?
Most of the other “fails” were indeed pretty dumb remarks, but I keep seeing the above two incidents mentioned again and again as examples of stupid and embarrassing comments, and…I’m just not seeing it, I guess?